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Watchers on the rocks

Watchers on the rocks

Date Added: 20 June 2005 Contributor: Nora Watson Year: 2005 Picture No: 1244

Groups: Queen Mary 2 visits the firth - 2005


If we could vote for our favourite QM2 pic this would be mine - fabulous photo Nora. Comment left on 20 June 2005 at 17:49 by Estelle Quick
best of all the pictures I agree Comment left on 20 June 2005 at 20:12 by Fiona Hall
Nora, this is a beautiful shot. I don't know how the winners will be selected, but I give you my vote for this one!
Comment left on 20 June 2005 at 20:34 by Margaret
Estelle - this has been so successful that next time we have a competition we'll create a voting system to go with it. Comment left on 21 June 2005 at 09:58 by Garve Scott-Lodge
Nora ..wonderful shot is already my screen saver on my computer !! Comment left on 21 June 2005 at 15:20 by John Macdonald
who are the boys how lucky to be so close to this beatiful ship Comment left on 03 January 2006 at 18:53 by Barbara
If I knew who they were I would have given them a copy. It was a man and young boy not Croms. Comment left on 08 January 2006 at 13:36 by Nora Watson
I love your pics Nora i know at the time the QM2 was there friends of my son who lives in Cromarty drove up from Stirling just to see her...
I myself have taken a few pics while i was there staying at my sons, but i had moved to USA when the Queen was there .. thanks to your pics i see what my son was talking about !
Comment left on 08 January 2006 at 14:59 by Barbara
Is that mr donald mcintosh looking through his binoculars, the person on the right? Think so! Can anyone identify the other person taken, by the looks of it, at the targets, as most of us middle aged croms would call it! When, actually, the targets is a little further round the coast, which at sea level is very dangerous to attempt to get to the actual targets! Which I believe to be the two gun turrets, which stand on two pieces of large rocks, just at the entrance coming in to the Cromarty Firth, on the foreshore of the South Sutors! Comment left on 10 February 2009 at 19:07 by Blair Mackay
The Targets were situated just at the start of the trees above the shore and before the rocks - if that makes sense. They consisted of two large frames that could be individually hoisted when shooting was underway from the butts positioned back along the shore near the burn that divides the reeds field. The butts were overtaken by rising seas from around the 70's. I think they were 1, 2and 3 hundred yds back. We collected spent rounds there as boys. Comment left on 12 February 2009 at 08:49 by DSM
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